two-page essays (12 pt type, TimesNew Roman, double-spaced, one-inch margins) on a WHY question based on the reading assignments/lectures.Make sure to indicate what readings/lectures your paper is based on.
Your papers should elaborate on arguments presented in readings/lectures by addressing the following questions: What is your WHY question, what is its significance and argument, and how persuasive is your explanation? What evidence do you provide for your argument/explanation and how effectively do you utilize your sources?
Readings:(I will give the links to the readings later)
Abu-Lughod, Before European Hegemony, pp. 316-373Panorama, chs. 16-17
Sven Beckert, Empire of Cotton, introduction and ch. 1
Charles C. Mann, “1491,” The Atlantic, March 2002: http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2002/03/1491/2445/
Lecture 6: India and the India Ocean